by Pastor Ken
I command you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom: proclaim the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching.
2 Timothy 4:1-2
A lady came to our home to invite us to attend the church with her. This woman soon became my spiritual mentor and helped me to continue my new born Christian life. It wasn’t easy for either of us, though, because my uncle was angry with me for going. He took his anger out on her by making threats to physically harm her if she continued to take my brother and me to church with her.
She didn’t let my uncle’s threats stop her, though. She put her safety on the line for the spiritual wellbeing of my brother and me. She knew if she let my uncle bully her, the chances of my brother and me finding salvation in Jesus were next to nothing.
Because of her sacrifice and support, I know what it is to have a personal relationship with Jesus and I continue to grow spiritually wiser and more knowledgeable of the Bible. I appreciate her so much, because without her, I have no doubt I would still be lost. Even though she passed away many years ago, I still consider her my spiritual mother and I am happy to say I am trying to be to others what she was to me.
The best way to be like Jesus is to care for and disciple others as Jesus and my spiritual mother did. You can start by simply showing kindness and compassion to someone in need. Then ask Jesus to lead you to someone in need of prayer and teaching of God’s truth.
Pray: Father, thank You for giving me the privilege to share my faith with others. Help me to take care of others who need my help and do it regularly so that I can be like Jesus. In Jesus’ name. I pray, Amen.